Lufthansa receives first A380
German airline Lufthansa received its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday in Hamburg, Xinhua reported.
Lufthansa, the biggest airline in the country, has ordered 15 A380 super jets, with four scheduled to join the fleet in 2010. Lufthansa plans to deploy its new flagship aircraft on routes to Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg.
"Lufthansa passengers will enjoy more space in all classes and the unique cabin comfort, the airline will profit from the unprecedented efficiency of the A380," said Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders at the handover ceremony in Hamburg.
"Passengers can look forward to a very special flight experience on board the A380," said Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa.
Lufthansa's version of the A380 will have a capacity for 526 passengers, 420 in economy on the lower deck, as well as 98 business and eight first class seats on the upper deck.
Before its first commercial flight to Japan, this A380 will take the German national football team to the World Cup in South Africa on June 6.